13 May 2016
Junior Umpiring RosterPlease take note of the Junior Umpiring Roster here, ... and remember - if you can't umpire your allocated game it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement!
Trivia NightWe will be hosting our first function for the season on Saturday 21 May at the clubrooms. Families and friends are welcome to attend, and details are on the flyer here. Please see the booking sheet at the clubrooms to secure your table.
Chocolate DriveIn the coming weeks we will be holding a Cadbury Chocolate Drive to raise money to support our juniors, with funds raised going towards uniforms and equipment. More information to follow, so be on the look out for some tasty treats coming to you soon!
30 April 2016
Training ReminderA reminder to all of the training schedule for Thursday nights:
4.30-6pm - Under 13 - on the skin/main diamonds for field work.
5-6pm - Under 15, 17 - on the skin/main diamonds for field work.
6-7pm - Under 13, 15, 17 - in the hitting cage.
6-7pm - Seniors - on the skin diamond for field work.
7-8.30pm - Seniors - in the hitting cage.
8.30 - Dinner
Due to the large number of players at training, please keep to the times and locations listed above so coaches can train their teams in an orderly fashion!
Club HoodiesThe Club has a fresh batch of senior hoodies for sale:
$50 each - 8L, 12 XL, 2 2XL, 1 3XL, 2 5XL
Please order your size with Emma or Stacey, so they can reserve one for you ... these sell out quick!
Want to play baseball? The Frankston Baseball Club wants you ...
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28 April 2016
DBA TryoutsSenior DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Dingley Baseball Club
Under 23 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Frankston Baseball Club
Under 18 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Frankston Baseball Club
Under 16 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Dandenong Baseball Club
Under 14 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 9am and Sunday 15th May 9am at Chelsea Baseball Club
Under 12 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 8th May 10am and Sunday 15th May 10am at Cheltenham Baseball Club
To be eligible to play you must be under 12/14/16/18/23 years of age on the 31st of December 2016.
13 April 2016
Austin is LeavingAfter lots of fun, sun, baseball & driving on the correct side of the road, Austin Massey is returning home to the US, and you are invited to send him off ... click here for the details.
8 April 2016
Opening DayThis Saturday 9 April, 2016 marks opening day in the DBA for all Frankston teams. Good luck to all and lets hope for a nice sunny day!
Under 13 - at home v Dandenong
Under 15 Black - at home v Dingley
Under 15 Red - away v Berwick
Under 17 - at home v Dandenong
A1 - at home v Dandenong
A2 - at home v Dandenong
A3 - at home v Dandenong
A4 - at home v Dandenong
6 April 2016
Brent Hura ChallengeA great day was had by all ... lets not talk about the result. Well done to the Stone Cats!
Big thanks to Tony & Mick for organising the day ... already looking forward to Challenge 3.
Check out some photos of the day ...
Reminding everyone that the Brent Hura Memorial Club Challenge is only 2 weeks away, Sunday April 3, 2016, and we are looking forward to another big turn out.
- Modified format applies therefore ... the more the merrier!
- Volunteers for a pitcher & catcher combination to play for YCW are being sought.
- Anyone interested in participating, to please get in contact with Potto either at training or on 0412 840 180 - asap.
- Volunteers to help set up would be very much appreciated.
16 March 2016
Junior UpdateWelcome to the 2016 winter baseball season at Frankston baseball club. Thanks to all those who participated in our 2 come and try days.
Some Q & A's for all junior parents and players.
Q1. When is the next Junior training session?
A1. The next training date for juniors will be Saturday 19th March starting at 10am till 12pm.
- This day will be compulsory for all junior players in all age groups.
- There will be a training session available on the Easter weekend Saturday 26th March starting from 10am till 12pm. We understand that many of you will be away over this weekend so training is not compulsory, however it will be available for anyone who would like to attend.
- The final training day before the season starts will be Saturday 2nd of April starting at 10am till 12pm
- Click here for a flyer with all the respective dates on it.
T-Ball - All T-ball players will need to come down and register, however there is no training sessions for T-ball. We will start the T-ball season off on Sunday 3rd of April starting from 10am till 11:30am (please contact Stacey if you have any questions regarding this).
Q2. When does week night training commence?
A2. Week night trainings will commence a week before the season starts and continue throughout the season. Coaches will inform all parents of when their respective week night will be. Week night training is only for U11's, 13's, 15's and 17's.
Q3. When does the season start?
A3. Saturday 9th of April 2016
- Games start at 8:45am and go for 1hr 45mins. Please make sure your child is ready (boots on) at the ground by 8am on game days.
- Your coach will inform you each week on where you will be playing.
Q4. When do I register my son/daughter and pay fees?
A4. Registration days will be during training times on Saturday 19th March 2016 and Saturday 2nd April 2016.
- Your child will be fitted for their playing tops on these days as well (playing tops will be handed out at your first weeknight training before the season starts).
- We would appreciate payment of fees on those days, we take cash, cheque or bank transfer (Eftpos not available).
- It is compulsory for all players to be registered before the season starts. Your child cannot play until they are registered.
Q5. What are the junior fees?
A5. Junior fees are as follows:
- T-Ball = $60 (for a 10 week program)
- 11's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
- 13's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
- 15's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
- 17's = $130 + $20 uniform fee
(The uniform fee is for hire of the playing tops only). Caps are an additional $20 and must be worn for game day.
You can purchase baseball pants from Ausport (located at 11 Rushdale Street, Knox) and K2 (located at 41 Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfeild) who specialise in baseball attire.
Q6. Do I need to bring anything to register my child?
A6. You must provide a copy of your son/daughter's birth certificate
Q7. Who do I contact for all junior matters?
A7. Frankston's Junior Coordinator: Stacey Gloury, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0428 365 137
For any other general club matters:
Club Secretary: Emma Medwin, email@example.com
25 February 2016
Season 2016The 2016 winter season for Juniors & Seniors will start on Saturday 9th April 2016.
Senior coaches for 2016:
A1 Grade - Simon Ratcliffe/Daniel Reeman
A2 Grade - Tim Hanson/Chris Wilson
B1 Grade - Stuart Adam
B2 Grade - Sean O'Halloran
Training times and dates:
To confirm, junior pre-season training will be held at the same time as the Come and Try days on Sunday 6th March and Sunday 13th March from 10am-12pm.
After this, all sessions will be held on Saturday mornings (from the 19th March) until the season starts. Times will be determined and advised to all on the 13th March.
Please feel free to bring a friend or family member along - the more the merrier!
Senior pre-season training:
Sunday 13th March at 11.30am on our newly re-turfed diamond!
Saturday 19th March at 12.30pm
Saturday 26th March at 12.30pm (yes, one over Easter, so come down if you're free)
Saturday 2nd April at 12.30pm
We will let you know when Thursday night sessions start up again. Under 17 players, you are welcome to attend the senior trainings.
This season we are looking to field a women's team, and have had a few expressions of interest come in from new players. If you'd like to play on a Sunday (games are morning and afternoon) for a couple of hours and have a whole lot of fun doing it, please let me know.
All ages (from 13 and up) and skill levels are welcome. It's been a while since the Tomatoes had a women's team, and it would be great to see us involved in this again. Come and try/training will be held at the same time as the senior pre-season sessions, so please bring a friend along for a hit and a throw.
Also, if anyone is interested in coaching our women's team, please contact me.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will be held on Saturday 2nd April at 3pm at the clubrooms. We rely on our members to assist in the running of our club, and welcome new blood onto the committee. If you are willing to help out through the season but don't want the responsibility of being on the committee, we'd still love to hear from you. Please attend the AGM, it's a great opportunity to ask any questions, or make any suggestions to help out our club - help make a difference!
9 February 2016
Come & Try Days and Junior Pre-season TrainingThe 2016 season is fast approaching, and FBC will be kicking off with our junior pre-season training and Come & Try days on Sunday 6th March and Sunday 13th March. Sessions will run from 10am - 12pm at The Patch.
More info - see flyer here ... and bring a friend along on the day.
4 February 2016
Winter 2016 - Club CoachThe Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Ratcliffe as club coach for the 2016 winter baseball season. The Club has also appointed Daniel Reeman as assistant club coach to support Simon in both the training and game day operations of the club.
We look forward to seeing both Simon and Dan commence their roles as soon as possible.
More announcements regarding junior coaches and the remaining senior positions will be made shortly.
21 January 2016
Brent Hura ChallengeFrankston Tomatoes in conjunction with the Frankston YCW Stonecats are holding the 2nd annual Brent Hura Memorial Club Challenge Day, to be hosted by the Tomatoes (reigning holders of the shield), 11am on Sunday, 3 April 2016. Full details ...
14 January 2016
New Infield - UpdateThe new turf on our infield has had its first mow - and is coming along nicely!
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